The increased knowledge on the biological mechanisms underlying ulcerative colitis (UC) has triggered an advance in drug development, drastically changing the therapeutic landscape. Several biologics and small-molecule drugs have been regulatory approved (i.e., infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, vedolizumab, ustekinumab and tofacitinib), and frequently pose clinical dilemmas: physicians need to know how these therapies can be used to optimize patient-important outcomes. Adhering to the "Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation" (GRADE) methodology, this technical review systematically searched and identified the evidence, synthesized it using rigorous meta-analytic methodology, appraised its quality, and concisely presented it in a transparent way, forming the basis for developing clinical recommendations on the use of biologics and small-molecule drugs in adult patients with UC.

Use of biologics and small molecule drugs for the management of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis: IG-IBD technical review based on the GRADE methodology

Bonovas, Stefanos
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Armuzzi, Alessandro
2022

Abstract

The increased knowledge on the biological mechanisms underlying ulcerative colitis (UC) has triggered an advance in drug development, drastically changing the therapeutic landscape. Several biologics and small-molecule drugs have been regulatory approved (i.e., infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, vedolizumab, ustekinumab and tofacitinib), and frequently pose clinical dilemmas: physicians need to know how these therapies can be used to optimize patient-important outcomes. Adhering to the "Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation" (GRADE) methodology, this technical review systematically searched and identified the evidence, synthesized it using rigorous meta-analytic methodology, appraised its quality, and concisely presented it in a transparent way, forming the basis for developing clinical recommendations on the use of biologics and small-molecule drugs in adult patients with UC.
GRADE
Guidelines
Ulcerative colitis
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